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RNC’s ground game behind Donald Trump deserves more credit for Florida victory

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Plenty of congratulations are going out to the Donald Trump campaign, which is well-deserved. Others unhappy with the outcome are expressing other sentiments. Several pundits are in the process of analyzing and pronouncing “winners and losers.” In Florida, the lists on both sides are long, but not necessarily complete. The Tampa Bay Times’ Adam Smith correctly mentions Trump’s Florida director Susie Wiles and most certainly grassroots workhorses, like Deborah Cox-Roush on the winners side. Though not mentioned, the Republican Party of Florida did what they could with the…

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Mary Thomas brings congressional campaign to Tampa with GOP fundraiser on Tuesday

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North Florida congressional candidate Mary Thomas brings her campaign to Tampa on Tuesday with a fundraiser hosted by several high-profile Bay Area Republicans. The $500-per-person event will be September 29 at the home of Dr. Rahul Mehra in Tampa’s Bayshore Beautiful neighborhood. Thomas is a Tallahassee attorney who had worked in the administration of Gov. Rick Scott and served as general counsel for the Department of Elder Affairs. She now seeks Florida’s 2nd Congressional District seat now held by Democrat Gwen…

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Scott Strepina launches campaign at well-attended kick-off

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Surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters and contributors, Scott Strepina, candidate for Tampa City Council District 2, marked the official launch of his campaign with a celebratory gathering on Tuesday, July 29 at the Historic Hyde Park home of Datz Deli owners Roger and Suzanne Perry. The kick-off event was filled to capacity as Deborah Cox-Roush welcomed the candidate. “I am excited to be here to introduce Scott Strepina,” said Cox-Roush.  “I have been impressed with him from the…

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How can Mitch Kates not be blamed for another paperwork screw-up by one of his candidates

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***Updated***”Everyone knows in this state we have a resign-to-run law,” said Scott Paine, a political science professor at the University of Tampa. “They really should have caught this.” ***Updated***Linda Saul-Sena’s resignation letter here. Forced to resign her city council seat in haste this morning after failing to submit on time her resign-to-run paperwork, Hillsborough County Commission candidate Linda Saul-Sena find her entire campaign in jeopardy because of sloppy paperwork. Failing to dot the i’s correctly may end up costing Saul-Sena…

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Hillsborough GOP’s Reagan Day Dinner this Friday, featuring Charlie Crist and Atwater, on the ropes with slow ticket sales

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A behind-the-scenes showdown between Charlie Crist’s campaign and organizers of the Hillsborough County GOP’s Reagan Day Dinner is coming to a head as ticket sales for Friday night’s dinner at the Pepin Hospitality Center have slowed to a trickle. According to one organizer, who asked to remain anonymous as negotiations continue between Crist’s campaign and the Hillsborough GOP, only 68 tickets to the event have been sold. Originally, expectations for ticket sales were set in the 250-300 range, but as…

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Hillsborough GOP treasurer resigns, Pinellas Republicans cut off Jim Dobyns

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Paul Phillips, the treasurer of the Hillsborough Republican Party, resigned last week. According to Deborah Cox-Roush: “Paul was not asked to resign but did so due to the fact that he is a banking attorney and very busy with his job. Paul was a great asset to our board and is a great asset to the HCRP. I am saddened that he resigned because he was a good member of our board, however, he is the type of person that…

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